Why We Give


Giving is an act of worship that provides the financial resources for ministry in the local church, community and around the world. Your giving makes it possible for Lufkin First Church to provide the many ministries that are designed to fulfill our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ and people become more like Christ in their relationship with God, with believers, and with others.


Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. (1 Chronicles 29:14 NIV)
A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. (Leviticus 27:30 NIV)
Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God. (Exodus 23:19 NIV)
The scriptures tell us to bring the tithe (10%) of the first-fruits of our labor to the Lord. Your tithe provides the financial resources for the operations of Lufkin First Church; corporate worship, children, youth, and adult programs, facilities maintenance, insurance and utilities, employee salaries and benefits. From your tithe LFCN also gives to Southern Nazarene University, the South Texas District, and the Pension & Benefits plan for pastors in the Church of the Nazarene.


World Mission/Faith Promise

Each February we prayerfully consider what the Lord would have us give for World Missions. We may give weekly, monthly, annually or in the Easter and Thanksgiving offerings. The World Mission giving is used to support the World Evangelism Fund of the International Church of the Nazarene. The World Evangelism Fund provides support for missions operations in 179 countries around the world.

South Texas Budget
SNU Budget, Seminary Offering, Bible College
World Evangelism Fund
Pension Benevolence
LINKS Missionaries
Jesus Film
Child Sponsorship
Missionary Health Care

Worship Services: You may give in the worships services on Sunday when the offering plates are passed. The church provides offering envelopes for your convenience and envelopes are available in the seat racks.

Mail: Your contribution may be mailed to Lufkin First Church of the Nazarene, 1604 S Medford Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901.